Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) are playing to hold an open day at London Southend Airport on Sunday, June 17 from 10am to 4pm. Vulcan XL426 will be the main attraction of the day and the VRT team will be on hand to give visitors guided tours under Vulcan’s wings, and cockpit visits will be possible for an additional small fee.
There will also be exhibitions from the Essex Fire Fighting Museum and Southend Radio Controlled Model Flying Club. Richard Clarkson, VRT Secretary said: “We are a charitable organisation, staffed entirely by volunteers, so our ‘Visit the Vulcan Days’ are vitally important giving us much of the income needed to carry preserve XL426 at Southend. They are great days out for the whole the family, young and old.”
General admission is £5 for adults with accompanied under-16s admitted free. Admission allows you entry to the Vulcan’s parking area to walk around the aircraft, take a guided tour if you wish and take photographs. An additional £4.50 per person applicable to both adults and under-16s will gain entry for a tour of XL426’s cockpit. Entry is free for Vulcan Restoration Trust members.
Admission and cockpit tickets will only be on sale ‘at the gate’ on the day of the event – please note that there are no advance ticket sales. Cockpit visits take place every 15 minutes and are done on a timed ticket basis – space is limited so cockpit visit tickets are subject to availability.
Limited free car parking will be available close to the Vulcan. Please follow the ‘Vulcan Open Day’ direction signs after entering the airport.